After my talk at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at the University of Cambridge last month, I was interviewed by biologist and blogger The interview has just been published on the Science and Belief website of the Faraday Institute.
Ruth Bancewicz wrote a short blog post about the talk I gave.
Although the interview focused on what it means to be made in God’s image (imago Dei) in the Bible, and not evolution per se, the title given to the interview is “Evolved in the Image of God?”
Here is a transcript of the interview.
Hello Professor Middleton,
I truly hope all is well! I keep up with your work through LinkdIn, so keep it up!
I wanted to ask you if you have read “Ishmael” by Daniel Quinn and if you have thoughts on his “extrapolations” on biblical accounts relating to his anthropological ideas? Relating to this post and these ideas somewhat, and since Quinn’s books have been widely read over the past few decades, I wanted to have some opinions in my head from some of my most respected thinkers concerning Quinn’s ideas.
Hope to hear from you soon,
Hi Steve, good to hear from you. I did read “Ishmael” some time back, but not very thoroughly, because of busyness. I have wanted to go back to it, especially because of his emphasis on non-human creatures. What do you think of the book?